Fukuiraptor

imgp0540I have made it as far as Tokyo as part of my rapid tour of Japanese dinosaur collections and have spent the last two days at the excellent National Museum of Nature and Science. Sadly once more there is no time for a detailed post about the collections or the museum itself (yet: they will arrive eventually) but  I can at least dash off these quick, (if somewhat unexciting) picture based posts. Having just come from the Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum, it therefore seemed appropriate to use Fukuiraptor to show off at least a small part of their collections there. This is a reconstruction on display in the main hall, though there is quite a bit of material now from various specimens such that this is likely to be generally very accurate (though there is little skull material known, so potentially at least that could be quite different). More will follow, thouh obviously I’m *really* busy right now.

4 Responses to “Fukuiraptor”


  1. 1 Zach Miller 31/01/2009 at 9:46 am

    Fukiraptor is a…sinraptorid (-ine?), right? Really beautiful mount, too.

  2. 2 David Hone 31/01/2009 at 3:13 pm

    In the Currie and Azuma paper it came out as the most basal allosauroid, but then there were very few taxa in that analysis. It certainly needs to be put in context properly at some point with a big analysis.


  1. 1 Back in Beijing « Dave Hone’s Archosaur Musings Trackback on 09/02/2009 at 9:54 pm
  2. 2 The Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum « Dave Hone’s Archosaur Musings Trackback on 06/03/2009 at 2:07 am

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